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By Cosmo Genova Tompkins Weekly Before anyone can purchase a hunting license and go afield, they must first take and pass a basic sportsman education course. They may also take and pass supplemental courses to certify the … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly Now that Ithaca College and Cornell University’s commencement exercises are complete, Ithaca residents are ready to celebrate the city. The Ithaca Festival is back this weekend – … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly When immigration came to the forefront as a global, national and local issue, we thought a great idea would be regularly highlighting immigrants who live in Tompkins County. Ute Ritz-Deutch, … more
By Pete Angie Tompkins Weekly On the edge of the Village of Trumansburg, there is a 32-acre lot of forest – Henry A. Smith Woods. Bordered by Trumansburg Shur-Save, the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Not My … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff DRYDEN – An exhibit celebrating the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York state – “Rural Voices on the Path to Women’s Rights” – will travel throughout Tompkins County during 2017. … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly Non-profit organizations are plentiful throughout Tompkins County, and make a big impact in our communities. Despite their contributions, area non-profits can sometimes go unnoticed or unknown. In an … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly Owen Raymond comes from a long family tradition of maple sugaring. When he and his wife, Donna, purchased their home on Knoll Tree Road in Ithaca, he put a few taps in the maple trees on the property. In … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly   Non-profit organizations are plentiful throughout Tompkins County, and make a big impact in our communities. Despite their contributions, area non-profits can sometimes go unnoticed or … more
By Pete Angie Tompkins Weekly Winter weather means different things to different people. For some, it’s a time for movies, board games and other indoor activities. For others, embracing the traditionally colder conditions delivered by … more
ITHACA – This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary. The program, which mobilizes … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff ITHACA – Folk traditions will be seeing the spotlight during an upcoming event – focusing on textiles and tunes. Crochet artist Saundra Goodman, embroiderer Enikő Farkas, and the Tompkins County Quilters Guild … more
By Erin Marteal As director of Ithaca Children’s Garden, a busy nonprofit that inspires environmental stewardship by embracing the outdoors, I welcome the colder months to take a timeout from the relentless activity of the growing season … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff ITHACA – The holiday season is fast approaching, and several local marketplaces are preparing to connect local artisans and food producers with customers. The Ithaca Farmers Market already has started its Holiday … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly ITHACA – Nature – and obviously books, too – will be at the forefront of Family Reading Partnership’s 19th annual Kids’ Book Fest on Saturday, November 12. The event, which will take place … more
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) announced that its fall service, along with typical academic year changes, took effect Sunday, Aug. 21 and will continue through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.   Due to bus operator shortages, TCAT … more
By Pete Angie   The Third Annual Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute Tour and Convergence will occur the weekend of Aug. 26-28 at regional farms, homes, parks, patios and at Cooperative Extension in Montour Falls. This is the first year … more
By Sue Henninger   July marked the 45th anniversary of the 4-H Youth Fair at 4-H Acres in Tompkins County. Fourteen-year old Callie TenKate of Dryden was there, showing her Lincoln sheep. According to Brenda Carpenter, Association … more
By Maribeth Rubenstein President, Green Resource Hub Board   This is the latest installment in our Signs of Sustainability series organized by Sustainable Tompkins. Visit them online at www.sustainabletompkins.org.   … more
By Gary Stewart   This summer’s wretched drought and the impact on Fall Creek’s water flow has led to common questions, including. “Has Cornell always had its own water system? Is it connected with local water systems?” … more
By EC Barrett   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation intended to protect against discrimination based on disability, turned 26 years old on July 26. To celebrate the anniversary, the Finger … more
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